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Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

| May 11, 2020

  On 1 May 2020, Croatia’s president Zoran Milanovic left a state ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of the reconquest of territories held by rebel Serbs for four years in protest of a Nazi-era salute – writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers The president’s reaction was prompted by a war veteran who […]

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#Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church in South Korea – Separating fact from fiction

#Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church in South Korea – Separating fact from fiction

| March 24, 2020

The whole world is currently facing a coronavirus pandemic that originated in China and quickly expanded to South Korea where a church was demonized for allegedly spreading the virus throughout the country, writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers. In the international media cacophony that has been raging for a couple of months […]

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We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

| January 27, 2020

100 parliamentarians from across Europe – including ministers – who gathered in Auschwitz were urged to concretely tighten and toughen anti-semitism laws in their countries through direct legislation drafted by the Brussels based European Jewish Association (EJA) and the European Action and Protection League (APL). The two-day delegation – organized by the EJA and the […]

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Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

| January 18, 2020

On 22 January 2020, Spain’s human rights situation will be scrutinized by the UN in Geneva within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). In its report on the stakeholders’ contributions, the High Commissioner for Human Rights echoes the issues raised by different NGOs, associations, coalitions and individuals regarding the abuse of pretrial […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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2019 was the year #HumanRights due diligence came of age

2019 was the year #HumanRights due diligence came of age

| December 22, 2019

“The market economy and human rights are the shared values of the European Union” said Timo Harakka, Finland’s Minister of Employment, at the Finnish EU Presidency’s Conference on 2nd December 2019. Yet Business as usual has led us to the impasse we are now in: where climate change and chauvinist nationalisms, helped by collapse of […]

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How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

| December 13, 2019

Start Embed Respect for human rights is key to the EU. How much do you know about them? Find out in this quiz! As an EU citizen, you enjoy many rights. The EU strives to protect human rights in Europe as well as beyond. In addition, the European Parliament raises awareness by holding debates, adopting […]

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